Llantwit Major Beach

View east along the cliffs at Llantwit MajorWe went for a little trip along the South Wales coast today from Nash Point to Llantwit Major. When we got to Llantwit it was getting quieter but the cafe was busy because of the high tide. At high tide the beach is totally covered apart from some of the pebbles at the top.

View of the waves at Llantwit Major at high tide

Even with the high tide we had a good view along the cliffs towards Aberthaw and Rhoose. The low sun also gave me some impressive photographs of the waves lapping against the rocks. Llantwit beach is a great place to go – it has ample parking and access to the cafe and the top of the beach is easy. However, access down onto the beach is a bit of a scramble. The local council have had to place some large boulders to protect the shoreline.

The beach itself is a mixture of rocks and sand – in past years the sand has been minimal but more recently there’s a good stretch. Well worth a visit, though if you’re after a lot of sand then try Southerndown or Barry beaches.